Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oven & Shaker: Urban Dining Perfected

Last week was a horrible one for me eating wise. And by 'horrible' I mean that I enjoyed delicious food without regard to calories or carbs. So be it. Moderation is key and most of the time I spend my weeks eating on point. So I'm just writing off last week and not looking back. Hear that body? THAT DIDN'T COUNT.

My heavier eating largely had to do with my work schedule last week (plus with MDW, I didn't meal prep. Which is exactly why I need to do it every Sunday ....). I had lunch meetings up the wazoo and two work-related happy hours + my Wine Club with my girlfriends (here). What's a girl to do? [Cue the gif of Cookie Monster eating everything]. Anyway, so after leaving a client happy hour last week, I kept the gravy train rolling (mmmm, gravy) and met Jay & Chandler for actual dinner at Oven & Shaker in the Pearl District.
^"Oven" aka pizza & "Shaker" aka cocktails. Clever, no?
Nostrana Salad
^Everyone praises Oven & Shaker for its pizza. But if you ask me, the Nostrana salad is the FIRST reason to eat here: Radicchio, parmigiano, rosemary-sage croutons, c├Žsar style dressing. It tastes like nothing I've ever had. I can't describe it. Just order it.
Oven and Shaker, Portland
^Local IPA & the Wild Fennel Sausage pizza.
Oven and Shaker, Portland
^Chandler intoxicated by the smell and hoping he can be let out of 'jail' (the area under the table). No dice.

It was pretty much a 'slice' (Get it? Get it? SO CLEVER) of heaven and a lovely way to finish up the evening and stroll home while enjoying God's gift to humans decadently floating above us: Blue hour.
^I seriously wish this sky lasted all night. How pretty is it?

Then home for some TV, a shower and slumbering away, dreaming of my next meal ...


Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Hindenburg reference from the other day doesn't have to do anything with this, lol

Anonymous said...

Chandler would be paws-itively happy if you would let him out from under the table!

Pat Hatt said...

Lol Chandler really wants out, just look at that face.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That salad looks AMAZING.

Jax said...

I'm not the only one that dreams about food?? Thank god hahaha that place looks amazing!!! Are they opening in NY any time soon?? Lol

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@crankymigrant- lol, yup! I told you!

Lauren Farrow said...

Oven & Shaker looks great! Can Chandler go into the restaurant? That would be very cool, but I don't know if I would trust my dogs around all that food.
Cute pic of Chandler under the table. It's funny because we keep the dog beds under the coffee table in the family room. They love it. It's like their den.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

That seriously looks amazing and so much better than my veggie burger I am staring at right now lol

mirmirzimzim said...

OMG why you gotta do that to me? That looks seriously so amazing. At least you didnt' have the spicy salami and honey pizza. I might have shed a tear.